Dear Colleagues –
Yesterday, Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, and Johan Uvin, Acting Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U. S. Department of Education jointly signed the Framework on Registered Apprenticeship (RA) for High School Students. This document provides guidance from the U.S. Departments of Labor (USDOL) and Education (ED) to the public workforce and education systems on the components of a high-quality RA program for high school students. It provides recommendations on key elements of RA programs for high school students and encourages greater use of RA and pre-apprenticeship programs for in-school youth at least 16 years old, enrolled in secondary schools.
The full document can be found at: https://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?docn=4799. We will be posting it shortly to the Perkins Collaborative Resources Network at http://cte.ed.gov/initiatives/potential-of-apprenticeships-in-secondary-education.
Sharon Lee Miller, Director
Division of Academic and Technical Education